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User currently offlineMcSteve From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

I want to know the if somebody knows the answer to the following question.

Does KLM use double air bridges for there MD-11's. Because wen flew to Montreal this November, I was seated at the last seat at the back(window) and noticed that the air bridge was connected to the back(or it looked like it). Maybe this will be a very stupid question, but I have never seen the use of this for MD-11 in AMS. So could someone clarify for witch planes it's used in AMS. I know the 747's but are there any more?

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User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

They do; I boarded an MD-11 at AMS once through the back entrance (hence the second air bridge).

But that was 10 years ago (on a flight to Memphis). Don't know if it still happens today.

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10780 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

It still happens today. What else would you have dual air bridges at an airport if it is not used efficiently (more aircraft types)....  Wink


User currently offlineN774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Above certain windspeed the use of the OTW (over the wing) bridge isn't allowed. Since tou travelled in november, the weather was, shall we say, not so good. Big grin


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User currently offlineIMatAMS From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Quoting A388 (Reply 2):
(more aircraft types)....

Apparently they for some reason connot be used on a 777. Indeed i've never seen them used on those..

User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Quoting IMatAMS (Reply 4):
Apparently they for some reason connot be used on a 777.

Because of the wing of the B777 (too high).

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